Mangaluru: The MCC general meeting was held at the Mangala Hall, MCC premises here on June 25.
It was alleged that the Antony Waste Management was blackmailing MCC by violating their contract agreement with the MCC. The company had issued a press note saying that the MCC had failed to pay the bill for waste management to the tune of Rs 10 croreand had threatened to stop the collection of waste. This claim however was rubbished as the MCC claimed that only the bill of November and December was pending.
Based on the contract, the company was paid on the amount of waste they collected. Opposition council members said that the company did not sweep streets, as the waste collected by sweeping was just 2 tonnes which would amount to Rs 5000 only. The company instead filled the waste trucks with soil and other debris which would increase the weight of the truck and as a result, the income of the company, it was alleged.
It was suggested that the bills issued by the company should be accepted only if it includes the verification of the wards by the corporaters.
MLC Ivan said, “The contractor should speak to the officials at MCC to resolve any issue. The contract doesn’t allow them to go to the media. If the contractor violates the contract by stopping the work, then he is cheating the people and the administration.”
MCC commissioner Dr H N Gopalkrishna said, “We will install a CCTV camera at the dumping yard and appoint an officer to investigate any truck with waste load of above 3.5 tonnes.”